Again this suffers from the overall pattern imposed on this project. Again the inclusion of children at the time of stress...

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AT THE BATTLE FOR BATAAN

Again this suffers from the overall pattern imposed on this project. Again the inclusion of children at the time of stress seems artificial, their adventures forced. The intent here is to follow the struggle to hold Bataan and the three subsequent years of guerrilla warfare, flight and terror, as it might have been experienced by Diana and Eddie Beldin, 12 and 14 when the story begins. Their mother was on a visit to the States; their engineer father is interned by the Japanese at San Fernando. Eddie twice tries to join the flight on the peninsula, while Diana does what she can at hospital bases. In the years following the fall of Bataan, the youngsters have become a skilled nurse and fighter team in the guerrilla outposts. While there are moments of high drama, somewhat contrived situations leave an unnatural sentiment regarding the grim realities of war.

Pub Date: Feb. 22, 1957

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1957